Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Duration: 11 hours / Difficulty: Very easy

We’ll drive through the quaint fishing villages of the northern shore where you’ll see one of Iceland’s most picturesque mountains, Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall. We’ll then enter the Snæfellsjökull National Park, named after the Snæfellsjökull stratovolcano which towers over the area. The 700,000 year old volcano, now covered by a glacier bearing the same name, is where Jules Verne found the entrance to the center of the earth. Maybe your journey will be just as eventful…. The park is covered by the fields of lava that have flowed down the slopes of the volcano creating a truly unique landscape of moss covered lava fields, black pebble beaches, towering coastline cliffs and other wonders. Said to be one of the seven great energy centres of the earth, the glacier has been attributed various mysterious powers. The area is known for it’s deep rooted lore as elves are said to preside here. And we must not forget the legend of the half-man half-giant Bárður Snæfellsás, from one of Iceland's great sagas, who is said to protect the area. You can call upon him for good luck. We will of course see to it that you are well fed and we will stop along the way for a local lunch as we don’t want growling stomachs to wake up Bárður from his slumber in the volcano

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